View Full Version : Dog Blankets??
Nov. 25, 2009, 07:43 AM
Hey guys!! i am really hoping someone can help me here... My friend has a very thinned skin Jack Russel mix who gets super super chilly in the winter time. She has only been able to find one waterproof blanket that fits him and ends up double blanket-ing him (with a fleece) when it's super chilly out.
Do you guys know of anyplace i can find a medium to heavy dog blanket?? Preferably waterproof (or able to be waterproofed). We don't even mind paying for it - but we have to find it first.
Nov. 25, 2009, 08:02 AM
Nov. 25, 2009, 08:30 AM
My dogs have Weatherbeeta Orican blankets. They are GREAT. Really well made, waterproof, rip-proof, and warm!
...and can be found online at lots of tack shops too.
Nov. 25, 2009, 08:48 AM
What I have found is that you need to buy something that is lined in fleece or in nylon, as any other fabric makes my dog itch.
Also for small dogs - you need to make sure that the part that wraps around their chest isn't too thick or wide, otherwise it makes it difficult for them to walk.
I love my Pessoa:
I also have a Baker that fits great, and that I can layer under my Pessoa:
Another good but expensive buy is Foggy Mountain:
It's really just like horse blankets, the more you pay the better the fit and the longer it lasts!
Nov. 25, 2009, 09:59 AM
Schneider's has some, and they're quite reasonably priced. They'd fit better on longer dogs with shallower chests though. The drop isn't long enough for deeper-chested dogs. The waterproofing isn't fantastic though.
Smartpak makes a Thinsulate blanket, but it's not very thick. It's well made and looks nice though. They also have heavy fleece blankets that could work well as liners.
I did find an Everest dog blanket at this rather snooty equestrian "lifestyle" shop a few years ago. We had just rescued our younger dog, and he was pretty emaciated. It's thicker than any of the other ones I've seen, but that's the only place I've ever seen them.
Both of ours have blankets, but they're used more for when it's piss-pouring rain and they have to go out. Then I can leave the wet blankets on the porch and use just one towel to dry feet and heads. The less laundry to do the better! :yes:
Nov. 25, 2009, 10:06 AM
Ruff Wear coats are really good, too, though they run a little bit (just to be aware of for fitting purposes - a JRT would *probably* be an XS instead of a small, for example?): http://www.ruffwear.com/dog_coats;jsessionid=0a0106431f43cb45d70895c0416d9 ea49639c7fb8161.e3eSc3eMbxuPe34Pa38Ta38Sbh50
Another thing to be aware of - if the dog is male, make sure there's adequate clearance for "the equipment" or else you'll have a pee-soaked dog coat pretty quickly. A lot of coat manufacturers forget to allow room for the manly bits, so the coat goes most of the way down the tummy. With my guy, at least, most coat fabric ends right past where his little pee stream arcs. Looooovely! The Ruff Wear brand is good about leaving enough rear-end room for that ;)
Nov. 25, 2009, 10:10 AM
Thank you guys!!! I will def. take a look at all of these.
I also saw that Rambo now has a dog blanket - but it's just the sheet, no polyfill.
Nov. 25, 2009, 10:59 AM
I have a Doberman whose wardrobe is bigger than mine. He's cold if it's not 75 or warmer. :) His favorite jacket is the Great White North from Chilly Dogs (http://www.chillydogs.ca/). It has lasted him about 4 years now, I think. It washes up well and when he's moving around it's plenty warm.
Nov. 25, 2009, 04:47 PM
Oh you guys!! My thin skinned greyhounds just have to get tough. Their pee brreaks get shorter as the temperature dips and they spend more time under their bedclothes. However, we are not in the cold part of the continent.
Nov. 25, 2009, 06:00 PM
I like the Smartpak house brand dog coats. Nice and toasty, wear well.